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He’s definitely not a bad reviewer, and his writing style is pretty sharp. The obvious problem is that he has a strong bias against Zimmer. Most of his recent Zimmer reviews are less spent talking about themes and more so the “issues” with his current style.'At World's End' is possibly one of his greatest 'missteps' for sure, but he is a mostly reasonable guy when reviewing, and simply has a taste that doesn't accomodate a lot of the more modern sounding scores, which I think is ok, since we all have our preferences. His 'Solo' review is a must read for any fan of the score though. :DIf you want to understand why he's persona non grata, just go and check out his review of Hans Zimmer's masterpiece At World's End, it sums up pretty nicely the guy's mental issues :p<br><br>But his other reviews are mostly OK and that Solo one is indeed very good, worth a read.Who is he and why is he a persona non grata? ô_OHow dare you mention his name ??<br><br>I should erase that post... :P
What site are his reviews on again? Not really sure where to look.As long as Steve knows to keep this score mostly melodic with little to no sound design, I'll probably be happy with it.I assume that's the official cover....<br><br>I dig it. Very Die Hard-y : )I know Clemmensen is kind of persona non grata around here (not without good reason), but he put up his review of Solo a few days ago and it's one of the best he's ever written, a fantastic in-depth analysis (and appropriately positive). Worth spending an hour or two reading and listening to help unpack this score's many complexities.Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.
John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !
Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.Separate question:<br><br>Is Toby Chu part of RCP? I think he had some connections at least right?Why wouldn't Hans go all-out for something that's going to be viewed on this scale? I mean, how hard is it to compose 45 seconds of compelling, original music when you've worked on innumerable 2+ hour films?Woah, Hans actually did good work on this; it's admittedly a bit anonymous-sounding, but the combination of percussion, strings, and choir works in a way that's reminiscent of Angels & Demons (oh, those were the days...).John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)
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The Simpsons Movie (Complete Score)
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  1. 1m02v3 (0:32)
  2. 1m03-04v4 (0:24)
  3. 1m05v2 (0:20)
  4. 1m06v11 (0:30)
  5. 1m07s - Green Day Theme (1:24)
  6. 1m03s v2 (0:15)
  7. 1m09s - American Idiot Funeral Version (0:46)
  8. 1m10sv04 c13 (0:20)
  9. 1m11-12v17 (1:11)
  10. 1m13v8.10 (0:38)
  11. 2m14-15v2 (0:54)
  12. 2m16v5.1 ALT (0:31)
  13. 2m18v5.1 (0:50)
  14. 2m19v8FIX (1:11)
  15. 2m20-23v5 (0:47)
  16. 2m21s - Turtles Happy Together (2:57)
  17. 3m24v4.6 (1:21)
  18. 3m26v3 (0:32)
  19. 3m28v3 (0:15)
  20. 3m29v5 (0:24)
  21. 3m30s Town Hall Guitar (0:17)
  22. 3m32 w Whistling (0:19)
  23. 3m33v1 (0:09)
  24. 4m34v1 (0:27)
  25. 4m35v10.0 (1:28)
  26. 4m36v13 (0:27)
  27. 4m37v20 (1:26)
  28. 4m38v3 (0:18)
  29. 4m39v16 (0:48)
  30. 5m40x v3.1 (0:07)
  31. 5m42v3 (0:31)
  32. 5m44v1 (0:08)
  33. 5m46v5 (4:30)
  34. 5m49-50v15 (0:59)
  35. 6m51v2 (0:24)
  36. 6m52v5 (1:29)
  37. 6m53v2 (0:22)
  38. 6m54s Carousel Ride (1:16)
  39. 6m55-56v5 (0:54)
  40. 6m57-58v10 (1:08)
  41. 6m59-60v6 (1:06)
  42. 7m61v6.2 (1:03)
  43. 7m62-63v13 (1:40)
  44. 7m64s Grand Canyon AD (1:44)
  45. 7m66v3.1 (0:51)
  46. 7m67as v4 (0:24)
  47. 7m67bs v1 (0:06)
  48. 7m68v1.2 (0:42)
  49. 7m69s - Carpenter Close To You (3:42)
  50. 7m70v1.2 (0:31)
  51. 8m72-73v6 (2:22)
  52. Spiderpig v1.7 (1:06)
  53. 8m74v3.1 (0:36)
  54. 8m75-76v3 (0:35)
  55. 8m78v1.6 (0:25)
  56. 8m79s Sax (0:16)
  57. 8m80v5 (0:56)
  58. 8m81v3.1 (0:07)
  59. 8m82v1.2 (0:15)
  60. 8m83v2 (0:34)
  61. 9m84-86v1.10 (0:36)
  62. 9m85s Harmonica v3 Dry (0:07)
  63. Untitled Track 18 (0:51)
  64. 9m87-89v6 (1:39)
  65. 9m90v91v.1.8 (0:48)
  66. 9m92v1.14 (2:28)
  67. 10m93v7 (0:41)
  68. 10m93v8 (0:43)
  69. 10m94v3 (1:51)
  70. Homer v3 (5:08)
  71. Giddyup v1.1 (3:08)
  72. Theme v2.0 (4:57)
  73. Springfield Anthem (Cast) (0:40)
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vced reply Replies: 9 || 2015-04-19 20:49:37
Great score. But its a pity the credited composer wrote almost none of it.

I know it's a tired debate, but I don't know how people here are so comfortable with the fact he takes full compositional credit for scores like this, Madagascars etc.

Scores like this you can't even earnestly say he wrote the themes like with Pirates. At least there the core of the material is coming from him. Here, the giddy up theme is Lorne, the villain theme and Homer suite are Jackman, the Lisa theme is Alti, etc. etc. Even the main theme arrangement isn't his.

I know due to his limitations, he needs others to arrange the complex, intricate Powell-esque stuff for him, that's not the problem. Those aren't his strengths, it's not a big deal. Hans is good at what he's good at, simple melodies and interesting sound-scapes. He's also good at organising his talent. The problem is all the material is labelled as *his*. It's gotten better recently, and I know in most scores he doesn't write as little as this one, but it still bugs me.


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-19 20:53:59
Well if you take the cue sheet every composer is credited for every cue on this score...

The name on the film credit is a contract.


I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...


Zimson2015-04-19 22:59:11
Exactly, ghostwriting is very common in the industry. At least his collaborators get credited here.

"Hans is good at what he's good at, simple melodies and interesting sound-scapes."

You're making it seem as if he was some sort of second rate composer, probably unintentionally, but let's not forget that he wrote Gladiator, Lion King and Prince of Egypt almost all on his own and those are considered film score classics. The first one even made it's way into many contemporary classical selections.

It's true that he took a step back in the 2000s focusing more on his role as a producer and this one is probably the prime example. However, his theme suites, especially for potc, are already a very good representation of the score's memorable parts and I'm sure the result wouldn't be very different if he did everything by himself.

And what exactly do mean by "his limitations"? You seem pretty new to Zimmer's music. He can do Powell as well if necessary as shown in Kung Fu Panda 2.


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-19 23:13:32
Don't think Hans can't do anything and needs people to do so... I think it was valid 25 years ago when Shirley Walker was orchestrating & arranging his scores...

But now, not really, he can do anything... He doesn't use add. composer because he HAS to, but because he wants to. Most of the times he starts the cues, gives direction and leads his guys where he wants them to go, and always has the final say...

I'll take an example, Rush... If you check the cuesheet, it's quite a mess, you basically have 0 cue with Hans alone... And yet he wrote most the themes to picture this time, with Ron Howard & Peter Morgan in the room. No theme suites... Then the guys just arranged slightly & added stuff... But a lot of the cues are him in the first place...


Edmund Meinerts2015-04-19 23:14:36
Except that was Powell himself doing Powell in KFP 2 (well, Powell and Palfe). ;)


NM2015-04-20 00:11:30
Palfe? haha... btw Edmund, do you still think "More Cannons" is Powell. I'm pretty sure I hear bits of it in Lorne's (excellent, btw) "Home" score!


Edmund Meinerts2015-04-20 00:35:44
"More Cannons" is Bowell/Palfe. What the weighting is, I don't know, though I'd be inclined to think something like 70-30. Bits of Home sounding like it isn't all that convincing an argument, since a composer doesn't need only to rip off his own repertoire ;) I'm more convinced by the Megamind similarity towards the end of that track.


isildur2015-04-20 22:59:38
"I know due to his limitations, he needs others to arrange the complex, intricate Powell-esque stuff for him"

LOL. How funny is this statement. Just can't stop laughing. Ignorance is bliss.


Leo2015-04-21 02:29:38
>I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...

Now you got me curious...


JamesT2015-04-21 04:43:13
@vced:
"The problem is all the material is labelled as *his*. It's gotten better recently, and I know in most scores he doesn't write as little as this one, but it still bugs me."

Interesting you impress upon this point with this score. Conversely, like Hybrid cites, a contract is a contract. Let us not pretend that Hans kicks and shoves his collaborators -- writers, arrangers, etc -- into a closet never to be mentioned or heard from again. Essentially everything he does is a collaboration, and credited so appropriately, minus an example or so by my observations.

I don't criticize Harry or Powell every time the liner notes from a score don't specifically praise Hans.

Who knows @ the dynamics, influence, inspiration, success of a given cue? Those that work on it. From the idea, to the last note.




rEne. reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-13 23:12:42
The Simpsons Movie - Complete Score Tracklist ;-
CD 1

01. Moon Landing (0:32)
02. Itchy the Hero (0:24)
03. An Accidental Launch (0:20)
04. Simpsons Theme (0:30)
05. Simpsons Green Day Theme (1:24)
06. Source Cue (0:15)
07. American Idiot Funeral Version (0:46)
08. Church Organ Source (0:20)
09. Church Prophecy (1:11)
10. Homers Chores (0:38)
11. Lisa Goes Door to Door (0:54)
12. Lisa and Colin (0:31)
13. Bart Skates (0:50)
14. Bart Humiliated (1:11)
15. A Twisted Tail (0:47)
16. Turtles Happy Together (2:57)
17. Thats What Snug Is (1:21)
18. Marge Cleans (0:32)
19. Fishing with Flanders (0:15)
20. The Lake (0:24)
21. Town Hall Guitar (0:17)
22. Town Cleanup (0:19)
23. Simpson Home (0:09)
24. Pig Crap (0:27)
25. Homer Takes A Dump (1:28)
26. EPA Arrive (0:27)
27. Operation Dome Drop (1:26)
28. Town Gathers (0:18)
29. Trapped Like Carrots (0:48)
30. Trappuccino Source (0:07)
31. Maggie Outside (0:31)
32. Sandbox (0:08)
33. Lynch Mob (4:30)
34. Outside the Dome (0:59)

CD 2

01. EPA Helicopter (0:24)
02. Homers Solution (1:29)
03. Believe In America (0:22)
04. Carousel Ride (1:16)
05. Homer Speeds Up (0:54)
06. Gas Station (1:08)
07. Alaska (1:06)
08. Homer and Marge (1:03)
09. Town Panics (1:40)
10. Grand Canyon AD (1:44)
11. One Choice (0:51)
12. Grand Theft Walrus Source (0:24)
13. Game Over Source (0:06)
14. Marge and the Kids Leave (0:42)
15. Carpenter Close to You (3:42)
16. Homer Out Cold (0:31)
17. Homers Epiphany (2:22)
18. Spiderpig (1:06)
19. Giddyup (0:36)
20. Must Keep Going-Boob Lady (0:35)
21. Homer Sees Dome (0:25)
22. Lisa Saxophone Source (0:16)
23. Wrecking Ball (0:56)
24. Town in Ruins (0:07)
25. Emperor Moe (0:15)
26. Operation Soaring Eagle (0:34)
27. Homer Climbs the Dome (0:36)
28. Harmonica Source (0:07)
29. Supply Shed-Tricked By An Idiot (0:51)
30. Bart Goes to Church (1:39)
31. Epiphany Tree (0:48)
32. Nice Knowing You Homer (2:28)
33. Cargill Ver. 1 (0:41)
34. Cargill Ver. 2 (0:43)
35. A Happy Ending (1:51)
36. Homer Suite (5:08)
37. Giddyup Suite (3:08)
38. Theme Suite (4:57)
39. Springfield Anthem (Cast) (0:40)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Ya ok, 1m11-12 Chruch Prophecy definitely belongs with Angels & Demons. I've heard it in the trailer. And you can hear the themes in there.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-25 00:00:00
@Prott,

Very interesting, didn't even notice that one. It sounds like it belongs in Angels & Demons

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-24 00:00:00
1m11-12v17
Source cue for Angels & Demons? :-)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
I didn't realize until listening to this complete version just how much music there is on the commercial release that *wasn't* in the film.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
Im sure this edition is very cool!! I love the music of the official release. Nice!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
What, spending hours to create pages for this site ? Yeah that'd be me !!! :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
is this your doing, hybrid soldier?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-27 00:00:00
And here we are (again) !

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